U Sports and the battle with concussions

Using your head while playing sports may have severe consequences if you don’t use it the right way. For several years now, concussions have become a serious issue in the hockey world, and leagues everywhere are adapting and finding ways to improve player safety. U Sports is the national managing body of all Canadian university sports, both men’s and women’s, and is currently dealing with the issue of concussions. “Concussions are essentially a traumatic brain injury and as a result, they should be taken seriously,” said Neill Davidson, a certified athletic therapist for the Carleton University Sports Science Medicine Clinic. He said one major misconception people have about concussions is a person has to lose consciousness in order to be […]

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Former Raven finds success in Germany

Michael McNamee, former player for the Raven’s men’s hockey team, is now playing professional hockey for EC Bad Nauheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League), the country’s second-level professional ice hockey league. During his four seasons with the Ravens, McNamee collected 134 points in 102 games. The former Raven said he believes that his time at Carleton made him into the player he is today through experiences with the coaching staff and his teammates. “I was able to grow with confidence year after year at Carleton and that allowed my game to grow into a more complete game,” McNamee said in an email. He said that Marty Johnston, former head coach of the Raven’s men’s hockey team, […]

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Panda Game: Ravens look to win fourth in a row

This weekend will mark the 49th Panda Game, the annual football game where the Carleton Ravens take on the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees to see which school will get to take home the Pedro the Panda trophy. Carleton will be looking for its fourth consecutive win since Carleton’s football program was revived in 2013, the same year that the Panda Game returned. Last year’s game was played in front of a record setting, sold-out crowd of 23,329 people and this year’s game looks to be on track to match that number. The 2016 Panda Game set the record for highest attendance of any U Sports regular season game, beating out a game played by the Université Laval […]

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Women’s hockey adds 10 recruits for upcoming season

The Ravens women’s hockey team has added 10 new players for this upcoming season. The team will be hoping to snap their four-year-long playoff drought and to improve on its disappointing 4-14-2 record from the 2016 season. On the offensive side the Ravens have added five new players to the team. Carleton finished last season in last place in goals per game in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and 26th in the U Sports rankings with 1.95 goals per game. The five new acquisitions up front are meant to address the weakness that was their scoring. The Ravens are adding Taylor Killip, a forward for the Pacific Steelers of the Junior Women’s Hockey League last season. In that time, Killip […]

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Kohler among latest men’s basketball recruits

One of the most challenging aspects of building a dynasty like the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team is dealing with roster turnover. The roster constantly changes over several seasons as players graduate and earn their degrees. This emphasizes the importance of recruiting as players must come in and step up as the veterans depart. One of the latest additions to the Ravens line-up is six-foot-nine center William Kohler, from Winnipeg, MB. Before joining the Ravens, Kohler played for his high school basketball team at Oak Park High School in Winnipeg. “We weren’t just playing basketball for fun [at Oak Park],” Kohler said. “It was pretty competitive, not as competitive as Carleton, but that environment that we were in, it was […]

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